Run the Small World

Run the Small World
Running, Disney, runDisney, and more

April 2020 - Star Wars Virtual Race/Workout Weekend with Michael Does Disney
Apr 19 • 55 min
Michael Does Disney is the latest guest, talking all about how we and the runDisney community banded together to get through the virtual race weekend during a global pandemic. Conversation goes to amazing things people have done, how we spent our race…
January 2020 - Being dopey with Devon Harp
Jan 25 • 71 min
Michael and Devon chat about Walt Disney World Marathon weekend, a first time Dopey, running costumes, extreme heat, and more!
November 2019 - Recapping Wine & Dine with Taylor Armstead
Nov 19, 2019 • 52 min
Taylor joins Michael to talk a good bit about Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, holistic fitness, costumes, and more. Stay tuned after the ending chime for 10+ minutes of Disney+ chat, recorded on Disney+ day!
October 2019 - Anticipating Wine & Dine with Matt Mock
Oct 28, 2019 • 36 min
A fun New Hampshire evening chat between a clearly exhausted post-Loco Marathon evening Michael and Matt leading us into Wine & Dine Half Marathon Race Week.
August 2019 - Mental Health with Meghan Ferriss
Aug 21, 2019 • 72 min
Meghan Ferriss joins Michael to talk pretty intensely and at length about something important to both of them: Mental health and how to manage it. Running and exercise are one of many pieces talked about including what mental health issues can feel like,…
May 2019 - REVEL Mt. Charleston Wrapup with Lindsey Funch
May 8, 2019 • 36 min
New friend Lindsey Funch chats with Michael about meeting at the REVEL Mt. Charleston Marathon, a little Disney running, and goals: shattering them and finding the silver lining in falling short.
April 2019 - Star Wars Weekend Wrapup with Jordan Woodson
Apr 18, 2019 • 57 min
Jordan joins to talk all about Star Wars race weekend, past runDisney weekends, training moderation, running community, and a bit about nutrition.
March 2019 #2 - Atlanta Marathon Pacing with Sandy Lam
Mar 30, 2019 • 29 min
Sandy joins Michael to talk about co-pacing the Publix Atlanta Marathon, struggles in training, some major common running adventure goals, and how to stay focused on what matters in running: fun and the community. There’s also just a little bit of talk…
March 2019 - Princess Weekend Wrapup with Kirsten
Mar 5, 2019 • 54 min
This episode is a long one focused on Princess Half Marathon Weekend, Kirsten’s first marathon, and Michael’s running of all 3 weekend’s races. Topics range from the race events themselves, to being recognized in Disney, to Trader Sam’s, and beyond. This…
February 2019 - Prepping for Princess with Russ Guin
Feb 19, 2019 • 30 min
February’s episode is focused on this week’s upcoming Princess Half Marathon Weekend races! Topics range from advice to those less experienced to memorable moments from race weekends gone by and Russ’s favorite Disney park things.
January 2019 - Recapping Paris, Wine & Dine, and Marathon Weekend
Jan 24, 2019 • 31 min
This month we’re picking the podcast back up by catching up on everything we’ve missed. That’s 3 different Disney race weekends! Episodes will be more casual and monthly from here on out in an effort to be more consistent and easier to keep up.
011 - Pre-Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend (2018-09-20)
Sep 20, 2018 • 22 min
A quick, low quality recording to pick back up after the summer and lead in to Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend. Forgive the horrible pronunciation at the start, then learn how being hit by a car is “no big deal” and all-night costuming leads to shaved…
010 (2018-05-01) - Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend Recap
May 2, 2018 • 40 min
Kimberly Erin, having bumped into Michael at both Princess and Dark Side weekends, joins as a new friend to recap the Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend. Other topics include Canada, falling into the runDisney obsession, trying to talk one another…
2018/03/21 - First Time Accomplishments
Mar 22, 2018 • 33 min
Amanda Kay Oaks guests once more. She and Michael talk about their new first time accomplishments from the last weekend: Amanda’s first 10K race and Michael’s first time as race pacer. They also can’t help but state the obvious fact that Hufflepuff is the…
2018/03/16 - Wellness: Self-Care & Mental Health
Mar 17, 2018 • 35 min
Michael visits the Mize home again for a pre-book club recording with Mary Chase. The biggest topic is how running contributes to wellness beyond fitness: particularly self-care and mental health.
2018/03/01 - Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Recap
Mar 1, 2018 • 35 min
Michael heads to Chris’s home to record a conversation about exploring Disney World for the first time as an adult and experiencing Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend as a first runDisney experience. Dogs are present!
2018/02/10 - Speed & Travel
Feb 10, 2018 • 30 min
Arno joins Michael as a friend made at RunDisney races to chat about what it’s like to think about running speed as non-elite fellow “Corral A” runners, traveling between continents for races, Disneyland Paris’s race weekend, and more.
2018/02/03 - Setbacks and Failure
Feb 3, 2018 • 34 min
Elizabeth joins Michael to talk about dealing with injuries and other setbacks, and to discuss many different types of failures we experience along with lessons for how to deal with them and just keep going.
2018/01/29 - Staying Motivated
Jan 29, 2018 • 27 min
Amanda Kay joins Michael in chatting about how to stay motivated when you’re starting out running, making goals, the Hogwarts Running Club, and creepy headless Disney villains.
2018/01/23 - Costuming & Multi-Race Challenge Training
Jan 24, 2018 • 26 min
Rebecca joins Michael to chat about some thoughts that go into creating a costume and how to train (and catch up on procrastinated training) for running multiple races in one weekend.
2018/01/10 - 25th WDW Marathon Weekend Recap
Jan 10, 2018 • 31 min
Nicole returns to help Michael cover personal highlights of the 25th Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
2018/01/01 - It’s 2018!
Jan 1, 2018 • 28 min
This inaugural episode introduces the show and its basic structure for topics. Topics covered are Disney park changes, the upcoming Walt Disney World Marathon, how to pack for a multi-race weekend, and some brief news items.